The Happening Isn’t All That Happening

The Happening
20th Century Fox/Spyglass Entertainment
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez, and Alan Ruck
Written, Produced, and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Rated R for violent and disturbing images
Running Time = 91 minutes
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Oh, M. Night Shyamalan. What hast thou wrought? The mastermind behind The Sixth Sense and Signs brings forth his first R-rated film. But much like Lady in the Water, the film falls flat. In fact, The Happening seems to rely more on shock tactics than any actual story.

Groups of people go into a seemingly comatose state, then proceed to kill themselves. Through a variety of means these folks take their own lives to the horror of those not affected. As the plague spreads, authorities determine it to be one thing: a terrorist attack. Continue reading “The Happening Isn’t All That Happening”